Quick answer
"Divertido" is an adjective which is often translated as "fun", and "alegre" is an adjective which is often translated as "happy". Learn more about the difference between "divertido" and "alegre" below.
divertido(
dee
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behr
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tee
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doh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (enjoyable)
a. fun
Su fiesta de cumpleaños fue muy divertida.Her birthday party was really fun.
b. entertaining
La película que vimos era bastante divertida.The movie we watched was quite entertaining.
2. (causing laughter)
a. funny
Nos contó un chiste tan divertido que no podíamos parar de reír.She told us such a funny joke that we could not stop laughing.
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alegre(
ah
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leh
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greh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (feeling)
a. happy
La Navidad es una época del año especialmente alegre y divertida.Christmastime is an especially happy and fun time of year.
Elaine es una persona muy alegre.Elaine is a very happy person.
b. cheerful
Pedro tiene tantos amigos porque es súper alegre.Pedro has so many friends because he is so cheerful.
2. (color)
a. bright
Han elegido unos colores muy alegres para decorar la sala.They have chosen very bright colors to decorate the living room.
3. (merry)
a. lively
¡Qué fiesta más alegre dieron tus amigos!Your friends threw such a lively party!
4. (lightly drunk)
a. tipsy
En cuanto bebe una copa de vino, se pone alegre.As soon as he drinks a glass of wine, he gets tipsy.
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